CHICAGO - For energy geeks in the Midwest, the idea of pairing the region's vast wind resources wiht electric vehicles represents a sort of grid nirvana. Doing so could help slash tailpipe emissions, which have proven a tougher dilemma than coal plant pollution.
Michigan is moving ahead of other Midwest states as its two largest utilities propose a combined $20.5 million investment in electric vehicle infrastructure. A key aspect to the three-year plans from DTE Energy and Consumers Energy is incentivizing EV drivers to charge at home
Michigan's largest utility is proposing the region's most ambitious electric vehicle charging pilot program with the goal of making sure the nation's auto capital doesn't lag behind other states in EV adoption.
In a plan released Wednesday, Minnesotal Pollution Control Agency officials said projects to replace dirty diesel engines will result in a reduction of 4,000 tons of nitrogen oxides or NOx, a pollutant that negatively impacts health